The Washington Times - November 2, 2007, 10:10AM

\ He could make a change after a series. He could wait until the second half.\

\ It’s all about doing what’s needed to win. But the big fella re-iterated Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday he would be willing to play Jordan Steffy in spite of his mounting concussion history.\


\ The Diamondback’s Andrew Zuckerman asked yesterday if Ralph would consider keeping Steffy benched for the rest of the season, and Friedgen gave what is becoming a battle-tested reply before adding some depth to his comments.\

\ “That has not crossed my mind,” Friedgen said. “I’ve been assured nothing’s going to change now or in the future. It’s going to be the same situation. I think Jordan understands that. I do really have an affection for Jordan. I think he’s a kid who’s the ultimate team player and works extremely hard and I’m pulling for him really because of all the things he’s been through. Right now, I think Chris has been playing OK. If he continues to play OK, he’ll continue to be the quarterback. If not, we’ll see what Jordan can do.”\

\ Loose translation: Steffy warmed up on his own accord last week. If Turner throws two quick interceptions at any point this month, it would be no shock if Steffy gets loose under Ralph’s orders.\

\ —- Patrick Stevens